Like its obsession with skinniness, fashion's love affair with youth is not new, but there is a recent drive towards younger models aged 16 and below. Barely pubescent girls are having what insiders call a "moment". Some luxury fashion houses, which often set the mood for the industry, have made several high- profile appointments of super young 'uns to front their campaigns.
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Although a career as a teen model can offer lucrative work and glamorous settings, the industry is notoriously tough to break into. Long hours, stiff competition and big, impersonal casting calls are among the less-glitzy aspects of the business. And while many teen models can earn a healthy paycheck, very few make it to the big leagues and become household names.
Carlsbad photographer Robert Koester has been sentenced to 25 years in jail for heinous acts carried out on teen models he was paid to photograph. There is evidence that some of the teens were drugged by Koester. Koester was originally charged back in November,for allegedly assaulting a 16 year old girl.
Teen modeling is an offshoot of the adult modeling industry that is aimed towards the junior market. Boys and girls with very attractive features can model for print, runway and promotional events. As fun as teen modeling is, people need to be cautious when approaching the industry.
If you're photogenic and enjoy posing for photos, you may have thought about becoming a model. Starting as a teenager is actually very common in the industry -- Tyra Banks began modelling at just 15! It's not an easy field to break into, though, and it's not all glamorous photo shoots and fashion shows.
Everyone knows what Instagram models are: they're the beautiful, mostly young, wealthy women or girls on Instagram who have built up their following, their brand, and even full-fledged modeling careers all on an app. They're the people that probably all of us are guilty of excessively stalking and comparing ourselves to, imagining how great life would be if we were them. Many models that have started on Instagram are now walking the runways for designers, or have founded their own clothing lines. I'm all for ending the patriarchy, but one big "opportunity" it's given women whether it's "ethical" or not is to use the system that focuses so much on women's beauty to capitalize off of it.